(HUTTO, Texas) – Texas State Technical College’s East Williamson County campus began the spring semester on Monday, Jan. 9.
“With the increased career opportunities in technical jobs in this region, our students are well positioned to land high-paying, high-demand jobs by the time they graduate or while they are still in classes,” said Lissa Adams, provost of TSTC’s East Williamson County campus. “We are excited to train and connect our students to these opportunities, ultimately serving the economic development needs of Texas.”
Angel Brondel, of Hutto, is in her second semester pursuing a certificate of completion in the Welding Technology program. She said she was happy to go back to her classes.
“They (the instructors) prepared us for the first semester,” she said. “We get a chance to finesse our skills this semester.”
Brondel said she chose the program because she wanted to do something hands-on that was different from her previous work experience.
George McKee, of Austin, began his first semester this week in the Welding Technology program. He is working toward a certificate of completion.
“I am doing good,” he said. “I had some past experience in welding. I like how they let you figure it out on your own.”
McKee learned about TSTC from a friend who also studied in the Welding Technology program. McKee said he has learned to ask as many questions as possible.
Some campus activities are already planned for the semester.
Brian Bohannon, lead instructor in TSTC’s Culinary Arts program in East Williamson County, said the Level 3 restaurant will open at noon on Thursday, Feb. 2, on the third floor of the East Williamson County Higher Education Center. The restaurant will be open to the public.
“I am actually excited to see our students work on their menus,” Bohannon said. “It’s exciting to watch them brainstorm and watch them work as a team.”
The campus will host an open house on Friday, March 3.
The TSTC Career Services department will host an interview practicum for East Williamson County students on Tuesday, March 14. This is in preparation for students who will travel to TSTC’s Waco campus to attend the spring Industry Job Fair on Tuesday, March 21.
TSTC will host the Spring 2023 Commencement at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Round Rock.
For more information on TSTC, go to tstc.edu.